As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Having faith, sowing hope

By Carol / 22 September 2009 /

Four years ago, some friends began to restore several acres of prairie near their country home. This summer, as we walked the paths they’d cut through their prairie, Big Bluestem waved above our heads, the…

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I geek libraries

By Carol / 16 September 2009 /

I love the new library site that lets you share your passion and lets you see what sends others to their local libraries. I’m thinking more about libraries because I take to the road again…

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Here at last!

By Carol / 04 September 2009 /

It was a strange year in our vegetable garden. It didn’t help that my husband – the one who usually does the planting – broke his ankle in April, so planting was left to me.…

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Even when it's a mess

By Carol / 01 September 2009 /

September 1, another month past in my prairie restoration. The battle against crab grass is lost. In some areas, the seed heads are knee deep. It is quite the mess. During August, I sought to…

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Another lie, Another black eye

By Carol / 30 August 2009 /

This week “Stars & Stripes” ran a story about media ratings prepared by public relations firm The Rendon Group and used by the military to vet reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Files prove…

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Sunflower playhouse

By Carol / 22 August 2009 /

I tried an experiment this spring, planting sunflowers in a circle large enough to be a playhouse for my new granddaughter. Since Hannah was just born on Christmas Day, she is too young to appreciate…

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Fair, Food & A New Friend

By Carol / 19 August 2009 /

The Iowa State Fairis full of the familiar. But it’s the surprises I look forward to. My husband and I made our annual Fair trip yesterday, taking in the usual: new farm equipment, the quilt…

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Writer's Block

By Carol / 11 August 2009 /

A writing buddy and I just spent four days sequestered at LaCorsette Maison Inn, a wonderful bed and breakfast in Newton, Iowa. Our intent was to write, and write we did. After an early morning…

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Happy Birthday, Alaska!

By Carol / 03 August 2009 /

Alaska became our 49th State 50 years ago in January this year. I’m a little late sending them greetings, but I was reminded of the event when my brother-in-law in Anchorage sent me this picture.…

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Who's in control?

By Carol / 29 July 2009 /

I just spent an hour and a half in the prairie, pulling seed heads off the crabgrass. I’ve been doing this for a couple of hours every day. It is a futile, exercise, I know.…

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